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b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY


Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




2024       Fragments, Almine Rech, Shanghai, China

2023       Interiors, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

2022       Spiral, Almine Rech, London, England


2022       Mining, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY 


2021        New Religion, Almine Rech, Paris, France 


2019        Double Down, Almine Rech, New York, NY 

                GUMBO, curated by Loïc LeGall, CAC Passerelle Brest, Bretagne, France 


2018        Solid Ghosts, Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium 


2016        MetaVisions, CANADA, New York, NY 

                No Place Like Home, FiveMyles Brooklyn, NY



2023 The Echo of Picasso, Picasso Museum Malaga, Curated by Eric Troncy

2023   A Magical Day at Ditch, Organized by Katherine Bernhardt, Tripoli Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2023   Syphilis, Curated by Anton Kern and Adam Cohen, David Lewis gallery, East Hampton, NY

2023   Dwelling, Canal Projects, New York, NY

2023   Works on paper: 100 years, Amanita, New York, NY


2023    So let us all be citizens too, Curated by Ebony L Haynes, David Zwirner, London, GB

2022    SUPERMOON, Clearing, Beverly Hills, CA

2022     One Hundred Eighty-Six Billion Steps to the Sun, Clearing New York, NY


2022     Fire Figure Fantasy, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Miami, FL

2021     Applied Anxiety, Allouche Benias Gallery, Athens, Greece

              The Earth, That is Sufficient, Nicola Vassel, New York, NY

              Brian Calvin Marcus Jahmal, curated by Chris Martin, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

              American Figure Painting Now: New Nouveau, Mao Space Gallery, Shanghai, China; Qingdao City Art  Museum, Qingdao, China

              Salon de Peinture, Almine Rech, New York, NY


2020      Painting Someone, Almine Rech, Shanghai, China

               Good Pictures, curated by Austin Lee, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY

               Artists for NYC, Hauser and Wirth, New York, NY

               100 Drawings, The Drawing Center, New York, NY


2019      Disembodiment, organized by Mariane Ibrahim, UTA artist space, Los Angeles,   CA

              Painting is its own country, curated by Dexter Wimberly, Harvy B Gantt Center,  Charlotte, NC

              Lineup, Almine Rech, New York, NY

              Peanuts, Eighteen Gallery, Organized by Eddie Martinez Copenhagen, DK

2018      New York by night, curated by Spencer Sweeney, Hadrien De Montferrand,  Beijing, China


2017      Art Basel, CANADA, Basel, Switzerland

              White Columns benefit, New York, NY

              Hors d'oeuvres, Half gallery, New York, NY

              Small Paintings ONLY, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

              Drawing island, The Journal, Brooklyn, NY


2016     NADA Miami beach, CANADA, Miami, FL

             Great Jones Stable pop up exhibit, New York, NY

             No Commission New York: Art Performs, Warehouse space, Bronx, NY

             Shrine Summer Flats group exhibit, Shrine, New York, NY

             Frieze NY Randalls island, curated by Katherine Bernhardt, CANADA, New York,  NY


2014     Cavalier gallery, Art Aspen, Aspen, CO

             Color, Light & movement, Cavalier Gallery 3W57 space, New York, NY




2021   Different strokes, curated by Marcus Jahmal, Almine Rech, London, England 


2018    Yard Show, curated by Marcus Jahmal, Shrine, New York, NY




2022   Fateman, Johanna, "Goings on About Town", The New Yorker

              Holmes, Jessica, "Review: Mining", The Brooklyn Rail


2021    Mouffit, Evan and Martin, Chris, “New Religion” Almine Rech Editions


2020   “An Illustrated Guide to Spring’s Essential Reads,” NY Times


2019    Schultz, Charles. “Review Double Down,” The Brooklyn Rail

            Schwendener, Martha. “What to See in Art Galleries this Week,” NY Times

            Indrisek, Scott. “Painter Marcus Jahmal Doubles Down,” GARAGE

            “When Night Comes, We See More Clearly by Loïc Le gal,” CURA

            Fontaine, Pearl. “Marcus Jahmal's Double Down Sparks Childhood Memories  and Artist Risks,” Whitewall

            “Interview with Louis Block,” The Brooklyn Rail


2018     “Consumer Reports, Marcus Jahmal,” Art News 

             Pontégnie, Anne, “Solid Ghosts, Almine Rech Editions



2017     Smith, Roberta. “What to See in NY Art Galleries this Week,” NY Times 

            “Critics Pick,” Time Out NY


2016    “Top 8 booths at Frieze NY,” Blouin Art Info

             “Cool Things to see at Frieze NY 2016,” Artnet

             “Top 20 booths at Frieze NY,” Artsy

              Sargent, Antwaun. “The Human Price of Gentrification,” Vice

             “Q & A,” White Hot Magazine


2014     “Studio visit recap,” MTV Re-Define

             “city spread,” Cosmopolitan Magazine Style

2013     “Crown heights playhouse,” Brooklyn Magazine




           Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

              Allentown Museum, Allentown, PA 

              ICA Miami, Miami, FL 

              Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA 

              The Perimeter, London, UK 

              Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 

              Zuzeum Art Centre, Rīga, Latvia

Brooklyn-based contemporary artist, uses experiences from his own personal history and family heritage to create his evocative, dreamlike paintings and sculptures. Rooted in New York, the artist grew up in Brooklyn, and continues to live and work in The Brooklyn Navy Yard. His family however originates from Texas, New Orleans, and the Puerto Rico. This rich Southern and Creole heritage inspires much of the imagery in his current practice. The artist is self-taught and began painting in 2010 after a brief stint in the video game industry.


His work is represented in collections across the globe, including ​​​Aishti Foundation, Beirut; Allentown Museum, Pennsylvania; ICA Miami, Florida; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; The Perimeter, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Zuzeum Art Centre, Rīga.


Solo exhibitions include: Interiors, Anton Kern Gallery , New York, NY, Spiral, Almine Rech, London; Mining, Anton Kern Gallery, New York; GUMBO, CAC Passerelle Brest, Bretagne; Solid Ghosts, Almine Rech, Brussels; MetaVisions, CANADA, New York, NY; and No Place Like Home, FiveMyles Brooklyn, NY. Group exhibitions include So Let Us All Be Citizens Too at David Zwirner London. Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami's Collection, ICA Miami, Floria; Figurative Vocabularies, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California ; American Figure Painting Now: New Nouveau, Mao Space Gallery, Shanghai and Qingdao City Art Museum, Qingdao; and 100 Drawings, The Drawing Center, New York.


He has been published in various publications, including Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

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